Philosophy of Ministry

MISSION:

Redemption City Church exists to connect the gospel to people, people to community, and community to the mission of Jesus.

VISION:

Redemption City Church is a part of a redemption movement in the heart of the city that transforms lives, forms community, renews the city, and impacts the world through church planting.

VALUES:

Gospel - The gospel is the good news of all that Jesus has done to restore us to a personal relationship with God (John 17:1-3), include us in the family of God (Ephesians 2:19) , and invite us into the kingdom of God (Mark 1:15).

Community - The doctrine of the trinity teaches us that we were made for deep, authentic, and loving relationships. We were created in the image of a communal God for community. Jesus prayed for his church “that they may be one, even as we (the Trinity) are one” (John 17:11b). We believe that authentic & loving community united around Jesus is an essential expression of the true church (John 17:20-23).

Mission - Jesus himself established the mission of the church in his ‘great commission’. He said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).

APPROACH:

Gathering: Every Sunday Redemption City gathers together from across the city to be reminded of all the God is for us through Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit so that we can be sent back out into our city on the mission of Jesus.

Communities: Throughout the week we meet in smaller groups in different neighborhoods throughout the city to enjoy a meal together and share how the gospel, community, and mission are intersecting with our everyday lives.

DNA Groups: Within each community there are opportunities for guys or girls to meet in more intimate groups focused on Discovering more about God in His word, Nurturing those truths deeper into each others lives, and Acting on the truths of the gospel in our everyday lives.